July 1, 2015

Hellllloooooo Winnnnnneeeee-ooooooooo

Good morning, bunnies! How are y'all today? I'm doing pretty well, I actually started to feel like a human Tuesday morning so that's a big plus, right? This past weekend took a LOT out of me and being back among the land of the living is quite nice. I'm super excited I had enough energy to watch the USA women ROCK it last night! #finalsherewecome #USWNT #WWC #GOUSA #redwhiteandblue #sissysoccerfans #sushiandsoccer #wedontlookalike


Today I am sooooooooooooooo excited to co-host with Amanda and Lindsay for Wino Wednesday. As we all know, I'm a huge wine fan and have a hard time picking a favorite. Honestly, as long as it tastes good, I'm a happy camper. I can enjoy a $10 bottle of wine at the lake or camping and savor a $200 bottle of wine celebrating life with Le Husband. While I don't have a favorite, my go to wine as a hostess gift or a wine exchange is the Red Velvet wine, by Cupcake Vineyards.
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Red is my usual preference when it comes to wine, unless it's a sweet moscato, but I don't like extremely smoky reds. I used to be a Merlot/Pinot Noir girl, but Le Husband is only a Cabernet Saviguon guy so that's what we drink together. Cab Savs are delicious, but sometimes I want just a teeny bit of sweetness and this Red Velvet blend is the perfect marriage of sweet and heavy. Oh, and did I mention it will only set you back about $14.99 at the most? Yeah, it's inexpensive and delicious, win-win! Most of the Cupcake wines are awesome, but nothing can really hold a candle to Red Velvet in my opinion.

I've had friends that were worried about it being too sweet for a red, but I'm happy to say I've converted them to Red Velvet, woohoo. I do suggest you NOT drink this with dinner because I don't really think it pairs well with meals. I enjoy it on it's own while making dinner, at a party or with my dessert. 

Have you tried Cupcake wines? Are you a fan? Do you drink Red Velvet? What's your wine of choice?

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15 comments:

Jessica said...

I am not mature enough for red wines yet, lol. I just can't get into them. Hopefully that will change with time. Right now, I prefer a crisp, chilled glass of very dry Chardonnay. Yum. I've definitely heard good things about Cupcake wines so I'll have to give them a try. Maybe that Red Velvet would be a good option to ease me into red wine life :)

Go USA!!!

Pamela {Sequins and Sea Breezes} said...

I'm not a huge red wine drinker but I do love the Cupcake wines! Maybe I'll have to try the Red Velvet one. I usually prefer red blends over straight reds any way!

<3, Pamela
Sequins & Sea Breezes

Cory (playdates and prescriptions) said...

Oh man.... I will be moving this linkup for awhile.. at least a few more months until I am able to drink it! ;)

Michelle said...

Cupcakes are among my list of great wines. Our local store has these on sale all the time. Red Velvet I agree, best on its own. Glad you are hosting this month Pinky!

Amanda {Kids and Cabernet} said...

I've seen that wine 100 times and always wonder if it's good - now I need to try it! Thanks so much for co-hosting with us love!

BLovedBoston said...

I know the post is about wine but yay for USA!!! I haven't tried any Cupcake reds before, but I love their white wine so I'll definitely need to try this!! xo, biana -BlovedBoston

Mree said...

I'm not really a wine drinker but I do love Cupcake wines.

Jen said...

I wish I liked wine, Kyle has tried to find one for me that I would like but it hasn't worked yet.

Kristen @ See You In A Porridge said...

woah woah woah there is a brand called cupcake? i need to check them out. i don't drink a lot of wine, but when i do i like a bit of sweetness. i'll keep an eye out!

MakeMeUpMia said...

Cupcake wines have never failed me! I've never tried this one, I will have to :)

Carrie @ahollidayseason said...

I've eyed this wine a few times but kind of steer clear of gimmicky wines and was worried this would be sweet. I'll have to give it a try, especially for that price!

Traci Taylor Hart said...

Sounds yummy! I've tried the Cupcake white but not the red. Happy to link up!
Traci
waltzmetoheaven.com

Shelby | Recent Somethings said...

I don't know why, but I guess it's the name that always made me think this would be super-sweet (HATE Moscato, as well, lol). Must give this a try now, friend ;)

Emily said...

Glad you're feeling much better! Cupcake vineyards do have some delicious wines! Good choice!

Pink and Fabulous said...

I was a never a red wine fan until Red Velvet existed. I remember buying it in LA and thinking it was the best thing ever. Seriously, such a great red!